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KHALED'S TWO NEW "KEYS" TO SUCCESS: JAY Z & FUTURE
Another Tidal exclusive (6/27a)
NEW RELEASES: BROTHERS GONNA
WORK IT OUT
Drake labelmates have a bead on the sales crown. (6/27a)
MUSIC CITY: THE 411 ON THE 615
Action from the city we'll be spotlighting in our July 4th special issue (6/25a)
EPIC FEST 2016: SUPER-LIT
L.A. Reid throws a killer BBQ (6/27a)
DESIIGNER MIXTAPE IS LATEST TIDAL WAVE
Breakout star drops 14 tracks (6/27a)
NASHVILLE SPOTLIGHT
They'll need a lot of whiskey to forget about dealing with us.
SPOTIFY'S NEXT CHAPTER
With so many music vets now on staff, what changes?
BREXIT: WHAT COMES NEXIT?
Blighty comes to terms with a seismic shift, as do we all.
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KHALED'S TWO NEW "KEYS" TO SUCCESS: JAY Z & FUTURE
Another Tidal exclusive (6/27a)
NEW RELEASES: BROTHERS GONNA
WORK IT OUT
Drake labelmates have a bead on the sales crown. (6/27a)
MUSIC CITY: THE 411 ON THE 615
Action from the city we'll be spotlighting in our July 4th special issue (6/25a)
EPIC FEST 2016: SUPER-LIT
L.A. Reid throws a killer BBQ (6/27a)
DESIIGNER MIXTAPE IS LATEST TIDAL WAVE
Breakout star drops 14 tracks (6/27a)
NASHVILLE SPOTLIGHT
They'll need a lot of whiskey to forget about dealing with us.
SPOTIFY'S NEXT CHAPTER
With so many music vets now on staff, what changes?
BREXIT: WHAT COMES NEXIT?
Blighty comes to terms with a seismic shift, as do we all.
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ag spangler bradley
6/27/16

At the B96 Summer Bash, Republic siren Ariana Grande explained to the station's Erik Bradley that the Brexit was not a new breakfast-brunch hybrid, and no, there were no melon balls. Fortunately, she, promo chief Gary Spangler and VP Top 40 Brett Dumler were quickly airlifted out by Chopper Charlie.


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dunganandluke
6/27/16

Capitol Nashville superstar Luke Bryan and UMG Nashville topper Mike Dungan celebrate the former's Country radio #1 "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day" with a fishing expedition on Luke's farm. Later, they visited the whiskey pond and fished up a couple of highballs. In a related story, Dungan engages in a freewheeling conversation in the forthcoming HITS Nashville Spotlight issue, which will be landing on your desk soon like the proverbial mackerel.


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def jam jeezy
6/27/16

At a Jeezy-hosted post-BET Awards dinner, the following people fervently hoped their likenesses would not appear on our misbegotten website (l-r): Def Jam EVP A&R Tab Nkhereanye, EVP/GM Faisel Durrani, Lil Durk, Jeezy, YG, EVP Promo Rick Sackheim, Fabolous, VP Promo Bill Evans and EVP Promo Rodney Shealey. Later, everyone privately thanked Kanye for not putting a naked Sackheim in his new video.


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6/27/16

L.A. Reid and Epic held their second annual #EpicFest on Saturday (6/25). The packed-to-the-rafters affair at the Sony Pictures Studios backlot was essentially an extravagant summer BBQ, as Reid brought out label stars DJ Khaled, Future, KONGOS and more for a giant crowd of biz tastemakers...


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6/27/16

G.O.O.D./Def Jam’s Desiigner, whose “Panda” is one of the year’s breakout smashes (it passed the 1m mark this month), has dropped a mixtape exclusively on Tidal. The 14-song project, New English, became available for both streaming and download via Jay Z’s digital service on Sunday...


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6/27/16

We The Best/Epic's DJ Khaled dropped the highly anticipated collab "I Got the Keys" featuring Jay Z and Future Sunday night (6/26), after the new video world-premiered immediately following the 2016 BET Awards, while the album became available for preorder. "Keys" is now top 10 at iTunes


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drake beach
6/27/16

For a tenth week, Drake f/Wizkid & Kyla's "One Dance" (YMCMB/Republic) holds the #1 spot at all three of our represented Spotify charts (worldwide, U.S. and U.K.). Bringing another 38m to the table this week, he remains 13m ahead of his closest competitor, Calvin Harris f/Rihanna's "This Is What You Came For" (Columbia).


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bey kendr
6/27/16

The 2016 BET Awards Sunday (6/26) was an A-List music star celebration featuring powerhouse performances from some of Pop and R&B's biggest stars, several fantastic tributes to the life and music of Prince and a stirring speech about racial justice and equality from Greys Anatomy'Jesse Williams...


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avetts
6/27/16

The roots-reviving Avett Brothers will have the top album debut this week with True Sadness—and will likely take the top spot on the HITS Album Sales chart, while Drake will continue his reign at #1 on the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) chart for a ninth consecutive week. 


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ariana
6/27/16

Republic’s Ariana Grande leads an intriguing quartet of singles arriving at Pop radio this week with "Into You.” Also seeking commitments at Top 40 are her labelmate, Marc E. Bassy f/G-Eazy, a new track from Warner Bros.’ Danish breakout Lukas Graham and Capitol’s Troye Sivan f/Alessia Cara. Ariana also impacts Rhythm, while at Alternative the notable arrivals are WB’s Foals and Dirty Hit/Interscope’s The 1975. Click the links for more, buddy.


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stocks
6/27/16

The British pound, which hit a 30-year low on Friday after the Brexit vote the day before, continued to take hits Monday in trading in Asia and Europe.Entertainment companies took hits as well.

 


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6/27/16

A new single by Westbury Road/Roc Nation’s Rihanna, “Sledgehammer,” from the forthcoming blockbuster Star Trek Beyond, dropped this morning (click the link below to view the trailer). Def Jam will reportedly be working the Sia-penned track at Pop and Adult radio formats. Paramount will have the soundtrack album for the flick, which opens on 7/22. RiRi’s Anti World Tour hit London’s Wembley Stadium last week, bringing some much-needed cheer to the British Isles.


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6/27/16

Disney/Pixar blockbuster Finding Dory held the #1 spot for a second weekend, earning the most at the box office with $73m. Three debuts still managed to make the Top 5, though; those were Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence, Sony's The Shallows and STX's Free State of Jones.


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Kanye Kim Famous
6/25/16

Kanye West felt so strongly about the video he created for "Famous" from The Life of Pablo that he threw not one but two parties Friday night at the Forum to premiere it, just before the clip went up as a Tidal exclusive. Tidal also livestreamed the event. 


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maddieandtae
6/25/16

While you await our Nashville Spotlight special issue, pop by our Music City section for updates on the ACM Lifting Lives Music CampNikita Karmen's new deal with Black River's Passport, the new ones from Columbia Nashville's Chase Rice and BBR Music Group's Dustin Lynch, and new faces on the staffs at UMG Nashville and Sony Music Nashville.


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6/24/16

Welcome to the eighth week of Drake’s chart-topping success. That’s right; Views (YMCMB/Republic) has now officially spent two months atop HITSSales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart, earning another 122k this week. Drizzy actually managed to edge out Warner Bros.’ Red Hot Chili Peppers by a mere 5k units or so, thanks to cleverly executed, two-day $6.99 sale on all DSPs. The Chili Peppers, however, debut at #1 on the Album Sales Chart with 106k for The Getaway.


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close up drake
6/24/16

YMCMB/Republic’s Drake will edge Warner Bros.Red Hot Chili Peppers to score a record-breaking eighth consecutive week on the HITS Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) chart today, thanks to a one-week $6.99 discount that pushed him past the Peppers by fewer than...


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6/24/16

Radiohead have fended off competition from Red Hot Chili Peppers and reclaimed the U.K. Official Albums Chart crown with combined chart sales of 44k in the first week of A Moon Shaped Pool’s (XL) physical release.

 


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Drake
6/24/16

The business has undergone a sea change in the seven months since the release of Adele’s 25. If Adele and Taylor Swift can be legitimately described as the last superstars of the CD era, given their ability to move truckloads of physical goods in an increasingly digital market while emphatically withholding their albums from streaming, Drake has stepped up as the first superstar of the streaming era. 


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6/24/16

Keyboardist and composer Bernie Worrell, one of the main architects of the progressive sound that was Parliament-Funkadelic, a band which went on to influence generations of artists over a wide range of genres, has died.


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